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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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  • Salary:

    £11.98 - £12.58 per hour

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    8 months

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Our client is seeking a Assistant Accountant on an initial 8 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£11.98 p/h

Job Purpose:

  • To support the delivery of an integrated, robust financial planning process by the provision of high quality, accurate, timely and relevant information.
  • To support all strategic and operational plans are supported by the provision of high quality, accurate, timely and relevant information and robust investment appraisals.
  • To support the provision of high quality, accurate, relevant and timely monitoring and forecasting information.
  • To provide financial advice and guidance to stakeholders/service managers and partners as required.
  • To assist in providing strategic financial direction for Unitas by ensuring that all statutory requirements are adhered to and policy and performance standards are met.
  • To assist in delivering financial management accounting, budgeting and reporting matters and to deputise as required.
  • To help support the provision of specialist financial services on behalf of the council.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To help support the delivery of high quality, efficient financial, accounting and budgeting services to support the business in delivering its corporate aims and objectives.

  • To contribute towards the compilation, monitoring and reporting of the business's integrated Medium Term Financial Strategy and other related plans.
  • To provide effective financial and accounting analysis in support of the businesses projects and desired outcomes.
  • To provide analysis and financial advice to stakeholders to support the business in its delivery of corporate aims and objectives.
  • To contribute towards the delivery of the businesses statutory Statement of Accounts in line with professional and statutory requirements.
  • To contribute towards the formulation, implementation and review of service plans.
  • To contribute towards the delivery of an effective, high performing, customer focused financial service that is continuously improving.
  • To contribute towards the promotion of effective team building in order to provide financial information, analysis, support and advice to officers as appropriate.
  • To assist in formulating the most effective, innovative and forward looking financial practices.
  • To support the effective delivery of the value for money agenda.
  • To provide support and advice on financial management, policy development and corporate financial matters.
  • To support the provision of effective financial management and regular monitoring of performance indicators and quality standards insofar as they affect the value for money agenda.
  • To contribute to the achievement of any relevant statutory inspections.
  • To contribute towards the Service Plans in line with recognised best practice, regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • To ensure that Finance Assistants (if relevant) within the team are organised, receive appropriate learning, are informed, managed and motivated to deliver a high quality, cost effective service.

To ensure that all functions within the section are maintained and enhanced.

Skills and Experience:

  • Record of success in helping support sustainable improvements.
  • A track record of helping to motivate and inspire staff in order to deliver a change agenda and improve service delivery.
  • Proven success in developing effective working relationships.
  • Relevant technical experience in the respective role.
  • Demonstrable experience of the utilisation of financial information systems .
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with other people both inside and outside the directorate.
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to represent the business' policies and views to stakeholders.
  • Ability to help maximise resources and manage budgets effectively in a financially disciplined environment.
  • Ability to implement creative and imaginative approaches.


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